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OS33, an IT-as-a-Service Delivery Platform for MSPs, announced today the latest update to its OS33 Platform, including features such as Cloud Printers, enhanced Cloud File Manager, and usability enhancements.

OS33 is pushing the boundaries of its cloud platform for end-users and MSPs by building functionality to address their needs.  Alex Osipov, Director of [...]

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15 cloud service providers have grouped themselves together to create the “UK Cloud Alliance”. They were formed primarily to service local businesses and partners in the UK. Star, a communications reseller led the move and promised to give local businesses “clarity and confidence” in their cloud services.

“The objective is to provide medium sized [...]

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Citrix announced today it has completed its acquisition of Cloud.com, a provider of software-infrastructure platforms for cloud providers.

Cloud.com’s products which include the CloudStack product line, are designed for the deployment and management of cloud services. The acquisition gives Citrix a boost in its cloud-deployment efforts.

Mark Templeton, President and CEO, Citrix said “As [...]

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Forrester Research seems to be the best in position to investigate the link between cloud technologies and Green Computing. Like many other companies, Forrester agrees that there are more approaches that can be done to make cloud computing more energy efficient. For this to be possible, both IT professionals and infrastructure should be committed [...]

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Renaud Larsen, Chief Architect for Cloud at Juniper Networks said in a statement recently, “The mobile ecosystem has to traverse many complex layers, each of which adds network latency and transmission delay. In addition, the cloud allows users to swap devices and retain access to information—this is a disruptive development, and means that cloud [...]

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As more and more businesses are turning to the cloud for an easier and more effective monetization system, IDC recently forecasted the billing market to total $21.9 billion in 2015. As this market continues to grow, ISV customers are in need of an effective end-to-end billing solution in the cloud. To meet these demands, [...]

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A subsidiary of the Japanese telecom NTT Holdings, Dimension Data, will acquire OpSource to become their key Cloud Solutions Business Unit.

OpSource, based in Santa Clara, CA, is a key player in cloud service and managed hosting provider and according to CEO Treb Ryan, they have become a “tough proponent in the enterprise cloud”. [...]

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Zynga recently filed an initial public offering (IPO) which we have reported about earlier. This move is a result of Zynga’s business partnership with Facebook and their popular games such as FarmVille and CityVille. It is expected that the company value will increase from $15 billion [...]

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Although the market for Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) is consolidating, innovation continues, especially among some select smaller players.

Zeus Technology pioneered software-based solutions for mainstream, scalable ADC applications. The Zeus Elastic Application Delivery (ZEAD) platform provides a seamless architecture between the cloud and the enterprise. The company is finding increasing traction among [...]

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CloudTimes Partners with CIO Cloud Summit
We are happy to announce a new media partnership with a leading cloud computing event that is coming up in December: The CIO Cloud Summit in Scottsdale, AZ from Dec 8th – Dec 9th.

The CIO Cloud Summit is an opportunity for [...]

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Virtualization is revolutionizing computing. It greatly facilitates the creation and deployment of services, permitting IT to be fast on its feet in delivering the services the business requires. With virtualization, IT can deliver services to users on-demand. With this capability, IT can empower users to serve themselves in requesting services. For example, a user [...]

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When most people think of virtualization, they think primarily, or at least initially, of one-off server consolidation projects. However, almost 60% of organizations also obtain long-term benefits from greatly improved flexibility and agility. For example, provisioning virtual machines (VMs) rather than physical machines effectively eliminates roadblocks like procurement, racking, stacking, and cabling. This allows [...]

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We are happy to announce a new media partnership with a leading cloud computing event that is coming up in December: The CIO Cloud Summit in Scottsdale, AZ from Dec 8th – Dec 9th.

The CIO Cloud Summit is an opportunity for CIOs and technology executives from multiple industries to explore critical cloud computing [...]

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As competition increases in the cloud media streaming market, Amazon made a move Wednesday to get ahead of Apple’s launch in fall of its new iCloud service and announced that Cloud Drive and Player are now available for people to store and retrieve unlimited amounts of music files for $20 a year. However, all [...]

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Storage software developer Gluster has partnered with cloud infrastructure provider GoGrid to make its open-source storage solution available on the GoGrid platform.

Innovative cloud storage solution now in beta and available on enterprise-leading cloud computing infrastructure to increase availability and performance and drastically simplify management of cloud storage

Gluster’s scalable [...]

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The Alibaba Cloud Computing unit of the Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is soon to come out with its own cloud-operated system for mobile phone gadgets. Alibaba will have it released by the third quarter of this year according to an unofficial source. As other companies are battling for cloud software services for smartphones, they [...]

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Hottest IT Skills in 2013 – Cloud, Mobile and BI
In 2012, more than 1.7 million jobs in the field of cloud computing remained unoccupied, according to analysts firm IDC. READ MORE
How Cloud Computing Influences Digital Marketing
Cloud marketing has the ability to drastically change the ways in which they reach and engage their audience, particularly with regard to distributing and storing mission-critical data. READ MORE
Gartner: BYOD to Take Center Stage For Mobile App Use by 2017
More and more companies encourage their employees to work on their devices, thus reducing the cost of computer equipment, but also increase the cost to maintain licenses and safety. READ MORE
Maturity in the Cloud: Start Thinking Like a Grown-Up
Despite the inclination to wait until all of the cloud’s kinks have been worked out, holding off on cloud initiatives until the industry matures won’t guarantee success. READ MORE
PwC: Cloud, SaaS and Mobile Are Changing Software Industry
The software industry is undergoing major changes by trends such as cloud, SaaS, mobile technology and the “consumerization of IT”. READ MORE
10 Cloud Computing Game Changers
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